If there were no plants we would not be here. We breathe in what they breathe out. That is how we learn from them.
— Keetoowah, Cherokee Healer


Just as flowers grow from the earth, so the remedy grows in the hands of the physician;
The remedy is nothing but a seed which develops into that which it is destined to be.
— Paracelsus

  I am often asked, "What is herbal medicine? What does it represent?"
Herbal medicine is certainly the use of plant based medicine assisting the
body to heal itself, however it also represents a greater field of medicine,
encompassing a whole body approach to optimal health.

Many people recognize the value of their health and the complex and subtle workings of their body when it becomes sick. It is at this time that people strive to learn tools for healthy living and take steps to bring back their health; but health should not only be recognized in reference to an absence of disease. Health is not something that should be sought; it is our right to experience, to the highest level that is possible for each person.

The experience of optimal health encompasses not only our physical body, but also involves our diet, past medical history, the state of our environment, the lifestyle we choose to lead, the ever changing flux of our emotions and the ability of our spirit to find expression in this life.

Remember the importance of following knowledge with action. It is not about waiting for the right time to make changes in favor of health, but a matter of taking action, now. Make a commitment to health. Create realistic goals and make the experience of optimal health a priority in your life!

It is my hope that this site will provide you with tools for furthering your knowledge on the many aspects of health and provide information on how herbal medicine can assist you in improving the quality of your life.

* I regret that I am unable to answer specific health questions via email except for clients under my professional care.

I do invite you however to sign up for my 'Taking Charge of Your Health' Newsletter to obtain health tips, information on Herbal Medicine, recipes, and up to date news on complimentary medicine.

To access general information on specific health concerns, please visit my online market at www.alchemyelixir.com where you can conduct a quick 'search' on common health issues, increase your knowledge of complimentary medicines and purchase high quality herbal medicines, essential oils, and medicinal teas.



© 2014 Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, Medical Herbalist
Port Moody Clinic: 201-2615 St John's Street, Port Moody BC, V3H 2B5 | tel.: 604.939.4325
Vancouver Clinic: Suite 514 -119 West Pender Street (at Abbott), Vancouver B.C. Canada, V6B 1S5, | tel.: 604.683.2298
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